John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO)
October 29th, 2014

Reminder of this great video by John Oliver.

Categories: Africa, Asia, Corruption, Europe, Human Rights,
FIFA bans Mongolian FA president B.Ganbold over bribes
October 28th, 2014

By B.TUNGALAG from here

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The president of the Mongolian Football Association B.Ganbold has been banned by FIFA for soliciting and accepting bribes from former FIFA executive Mohamed Bin Hammam.
FIFA found the B.Ganbold, 57, had received money in 2009 to back Mohamed Bin Hammam’s election for FIFA’s executive committee and 2011 presidency campaign.
B.Ganbold was found guilty of several ethics violations by the governing body and handed a five-year suspension. The suspension began October 15, 2014.
Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, 65, was banned for life by FIFA December 2012.
Former Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam challenged Sepp Blatter in FIFA’s 2011 presidential election but withdrew to fight bribery allegations he was later cleared of.
Mohamed Bin Hammam was, however, subsequently given a new lifetime ban by FIFA for conflicts of interest following his decision to quit all football posts.

Categories: Asia, bribery, Corruption,
Singapore’s National Stadium Embarrassment
October 27th, 2014

From here

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The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup is slightly over six weeks away.

All eyes will be on national coach Bernd Stange and his Lions to see if they can retain the regional crown they won two years ago in Bangkok, this time on home soil at the spanking new National Stadium at the $1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub.
But, in a stunning development, The New Paper has learnt that holding matches at the National Stadium venue could be in jeopardy.

The reason?
A Jay Chou concert and an exhibition rugby game.
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Categories: Asia,
ESPN Documentary on Dying Indian and Nepalese World cup 2022 Workers
October 25th, 2014

The assumed figures says more than 4000 workers from India and Nepal will die before the ball kicks off in 2022 world cup in Qatar for the preparations.
I would not Watch World cup 2022 for humanity if Qatar don’t improve.

Categories: Asia, Corruption, Human Rights,
INDIA, DARBY, BARISIC by @jakartacasual
October 22nd, 2014

October sees the start of a new league in India. A new league with lots of money promised and some big name signings on board. It all sounds very familiar to people in Indonesia who went through something similar back in 2011 with the introduction of the Indonesia Premier League that promised to change the game. It didn’’t of course. It promised much but lasted three seasons and only once did it manage to complete a campaign!

The difference is though the Indian Super League is being backed by serious money, not a series of petty local potentates bandwagon jumping for their own short term benefit.
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Categories: Asia,


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